Addict Angles: The Case Against Webb

UPDATE: Here is Maine_Chiefs’ counterpoint. Fair is fair…

The first year Webb played he did not line up as a WR at all except for the 4th quarter at Pittsburgh. He had 3 catches for 23 yards. The rest of the time he was a kick returner and special teams player.

Last year, he started 2 games. He had 7 catches for 68 yards in this 2 games. Projected out, that is about accurate for his ability level. In 16 games he would have 56 catches for 544 Yards. That’s realistic.

Another key Webb stat is this: In just 12 games last year, 10 of them as a backup, he had 10 3rd down catches. DBowe, starting 15 games and basically playing every snap had 20. That’s what I like about Webb. I think he can be the Bobby Engram-lite type and get those tough 3rd down catches as the 3rd or 4th receiver. I don’t think the Chiefs see him as starter material and I agree. But the boy can play and be an asset to his team.

Here is a scathing case against Chiefs WR Jeff Webb that was recently made by commenter xxxlp…

Webb’s been activated for 26 games, in 2 years, as a Chief. He had 14 games where he had ZERO, NADA, ZILCH catches. That’s over half, and that’s not good, but moving on. 4 games he played in, he had ONE catch. In 3 games, he had 2 catches apiece. And in only 5 games has he been ‘productive’, with 3+ catches…

Webb has one touchdown. One. And that came in the waning minutes of our season-ending loss to the Jets last year. You may remember it.. We threw to Webb practically the WHOLE second half. He had 4 catches in that game.

At least Devard Darling had some big games and big plays that actually mattered last year. Meanwhile, Webb has played in 26 games, and, in my opinion, not made a positive difference in one of them. The only time he almost did he suffered a brain fart and forgot to get both feet in-bounds on what would have been his only big catch.

I don’t hate Webb personally, I hate what he represents. He is the latest example of how Chiefs compound their draft mistakes by letting them linger and not biting the bullet. If we’re keeping him around for special teams, that’s fine. But this kid will never be a productive WR in the NFL. I’m saying the same thing about him that I said about Samie Parker when we started this site. I don’t think I’ll regret saying this either.

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